Amy Ramage

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Research Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-2125
Office: Communication Sciences & Disorders, Hewitt Hall Rm 157, Durham, NH 03824
Amy Ramage Communication Sciences and Disorders

My research, teaching, and clinical interests center on the neurologic bases of cognition and emotion as they interact with communication competence. My research group, the Cognition, Brain and Language Team (CoBALT) studies the association between impairments of cognition, emotion & language in acquired brain injury and the brain systems that underlie them. The objective is to identify variables (biomarkers or behaviors) that contribute to the dysfunction of brain systems and to determine their value as predictors of outcomes. The long-term goal of this work is to understand whether these predictors may be targeted and optimized in treatments effecting change in these neural systems.

Education

  • Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology and Cognitive Psychology, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona
  • B.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

  • Communicative Disorders, Speech
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Traumatic Brain/Head Injury
  • Traumatic Stress Disorders

Courses Taught

  • COMM 630: Organic Pathologies
  • COMM 742: Speech-Language Pathology II
  • COMM 811: Brain and Behavior
  • COMM 833: Aphasia in Adults
  • COMM 841: Cognitive Communication Disord
  • COMM 891: Appl Neurolgy Speech-Lang Path
  • COMM 903: Principles of Intervention
  • COMM 904: Aphasia in Adults
  • COMM 913: Cognitive Communication Disord
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Dis

Selected Publications

Ramage, A. E. (2020). Potential for Cognitive Communication Impairment in COVID-19 Survivors: A Call to Action for Speech-Language Pathologists. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 29(4), 1821-1832. doi:10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00147

Ramage, A. E., Aytur, S., & Ballard, K. J. (2020). Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Connectivity Between Semantic and Phonological Regions of Interest May Inform Language Targets in Aphasia. JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH, 63(9), 3051-3067. doi:10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00117

Ramage, A. E., Tate, D. F., New, A. B., Lewis, J. D., & Robin, D. A. (2019). Effort and Fatigue-Related Functional Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 9. doi:10.3389/fneur.2018.01165

Ramage, A. E., Litz, B. T., Resick, P. A., Woolsey, M. D., Dondanville, K. A., Young-McCaughan, S., . . . Consortium, S. T. R. O. N. G. S. T. A. R. (2016). Regional cerebral glucose metabolism differentiates danger- and non-danger-based traumas in post-traumatic stress disorder. SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 11(2), 234-242. doi:10.1093/scan/nsv102

Ramage, A. E., Lin, A. -L., Olvera, R. L., Fox, P. T., & Williamson, D. E. (2015). Resting-state regional cerebral blood flow during adolescence: Associations with initiation of substance use and prediction of future use disorders. DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, 149, 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.012

Ramage, A. E., Laird, A. R., Eickhoff, S. B., Acheson, A., Peterson, A. L., Williamson, D. E., . . . Fox, P. T. (2013). A Coordinate-Based Meta-Analytic Model of Trauma Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING, 34(12), 3392-3399. doi:10.1002/hbm.22155